Unsung Sports Heroes

Why should Wheaties boxes only showcase football, basketball, and Olympics stars when there are so many other sports? In an article from mental_floss magazine, you’ll find the fascinating stories of ten sports heroes who gave their all in sports that don’t make the headlines, such as sumo wrestling, elephant polo, bullfighting, and tug-of-war. Then you’re invited to leave a comment to sign a petition to get these athletes on a box of Wheaties. Link

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In the world of Sumo, Akebono is a god!

I knew of him a long time before I knew he was an American and that his name was Chad. Chad. It just doesn't fit.

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"It’s even harder to believe that his parents, who ran a pool hall in Philadelphia, forbade him from playing because they wanted him to pursue a career in vaudeville. "

This is what I'm always telling my son! Put the math down, leave the science at school, and start practicing that vaudeville. I see a real market leader there.
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